This Texas Coast Shrimp Scampi recipe is a delicious twist on the classic shrimp scampi with flavors of cumin and chili powder and a little bit of heat from red pepper flakes. It’s great served with some buttered Texas toast, or for a low-carb version, serve as-is along with some riced cauliflower.
This recipe for Texas Coast Shrimp Scampi comes from the Little Gulf Coast Seafood Cookbook by Kent Whitaker.
Kent and his wife both grew up as “beach kids.” They love looking for the best seafood restaurants when they are at the beach and over the years, Kent has collected, tested, and developed seafood dishes that they enjoy making at home.
Thanks to his little cookbook, we can enjoy them at home, too. Kent’s recipe for Texas Coast Shrimp Scampi is easy to make and is ready in a snap.
How To Make Texas Coast Shrimp Scampi
For this delicious shrimp recipe, you need the following ingredients:
- 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 to 3 Tablespoons butter
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- Coarse sea salt
- ¼ to ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 pound medium shrimp, shelled and deveined
- ½ Tablespoon chili powder
- 1 to 2 teaspoon cumin powder
- ½ cup white wine
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 2 Tablespoons finely chopped parsley
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- Chili powder for garnish
In a skillet, sauté garlic in butter and olive oil. Season with salt and red pepper flakes to your liking.
Next, add shrimp, chili powder, cumin, and wine. Stir the shrimp as they cook, coating them evenly with butter and wine sauce. Cook for about 5 minutes until the wine cooks off and the shrimp are opaque.
Add black pepper, parsley, and lemon juice; stir evenly to coat the shrimp. Remove the pan from the heat.
Sprinkle the dish with a small amount of chili powder just before serving.
This meal is delicious served with butter and toasted Texas toast.
Recipe from Little Gulf Coast Seafood Cookbook, copyright 2017, and reprinted with permission. Nutrition information is an approximation.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 310Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 262mgSodium: 1342mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 27g
Recipe from Little Gulf Coast Seafood Cookbook, copyright 2017, and reprinted with permission.
Nutrition information is an approximation.
About the Little Gulf Coast Seafood Cookbook
While the Little Gulf Coast Seafood Cookbook is small in size, there are lots of seafood recipes, as well as some sweet treats that pair well with seafood, throughout the book.
Some of the tempting recipes are:
- Southern Fried Alligator
- Coastal Crab Gumbo
- Easy Gulf Coast Shrimp Sliders
- Biloxi Beer-Battered Hot Fish Fillets
- Creole Baked Redfish with Tangy Chili Mayo
- Crab Coleslaw Salad
- Orange Kissed Cocktail Sauce
- Toasted Coconut Pineapple Smoothie
- Key Lime Cake
The book also has cooking tips and information about sites around the Gulf Coast. It’s a sweet little cookbook and would make a great gift the beach-lover in your life. Look for it at your local bookstore or at Amazon.com.